Apple posts iPod and iPod mini Update

Apple has released iPod Update 2004-04-28 which supports all models of iPod and iPod mini introduced before April 28, 2004. This update is required to take advantage of new features in iTunes 4.5 and the iTunes Music Store.

Changes for iPod without a Dock connector:
– Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 and the iTunes Music Store
– Improved playback performance

Changes for iPod with a Dock connector and iPod mini:
– Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 and the iTunes Music Store
– Improved playback performance
– Support for the Apple Lossless Encoder, to enable compressed music encoding at high quality

More info and download link here.


  1. I feel bad for all the people who have been spending months encoding their whole cd library into regular ACC, now they have to start over from scratch with the lossless version.

  2. Not really, ilona. Only if they intend to reburn custom CDs and demand the kind of high quality audio that recording engineers demand. I seriously doubt you’d notice the difference unless you are a true audiophile.

    Speaking of which, I ordered my iPod Monday night. I’m getting a New in box 30Gb iPod with Dock connector, earphones, wired remote, and carry case. I was surprised that Apple still had some of these sitting around. Got it for the same price as the brand new 20Gb iPod. I just have to wait for it to show up from FedEx. 2 more days! w00t!!

  3. > another reason to upgrade

    Nah, I’ve got my schedule which is due soon anyway, though I’m now considering holding back until Tiger is out. As for another iPod… when I can get 40 gigs in a Mini. I’m not holding my breath, except for a ‘countertop’ version with at least 40 gigs, plus radio, remote and some wicked speakers. And put the display on the remote, of course.

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